Sunday, February 5, 2012


"Trilogy Road" is a geometric piece depicting three roads. The road sections are hooked with beige print upholstery fabric, rougher than the wool in the rest of the piece. The roads we travel are not always easy. It is often which road each of us chooses to follow that determines events in our lives. Each road has its own story.

"Trilogy Road"  Lori LaBerge  2012

The work as a whole depicts the corner area of a rug. This design developed from seeing rug remnants and wondering what role those pieces played in the design of the original full-size rug and how and why the larger rug was cut into pieces. Like these rugs, our lives consist of many pieces which combine to make us who we are.

Close-up,  "Trilogy Road"  Lori LaBerge  2012

It is exciting to see many nomadic rug remnants being made into pillows, bags, or other small items. They are finding a new life, yet keeping their cultural identity. Two great places to see examples of remnant reuse are Mother's Atelier for pillows and Northern Lights for carpet bags. Love the designs on both of these sites!

Create your own road leading to where you want to be in life and have a great day!

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